I walked into a gathering of fellow therapists, having just heard about the Connecticut school shooting. Most of those assembled were taking specific steps to care for themselves and their own children. Even the professional helpers must take steps to intentionally care for themselves and others. Perhaps we all should…
It’s fine to inform yourself about world events, but do your best to not watch the footage repeatedly on various newscasts and websites. And take care to limit the same exposure with the young people in your home. Teens, too, can be impacted by this – don’t assume that they won’t be anxious or wary or worried. Talk it over.
This link will take you to WebMD:
This link takes you to the American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx